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Accelerating world changing ideas, from iowa.

From the classroom to the boardroom, NewBoCo helps Iowans of all ages succeed in a changing economy because we believe that with the right tools, mindset, and opportunities anyone can be a world-changing innovator.

We support entrepreneurship and education through hands-on programming, technical talent, and community building.

Featured Programs

Our Focus

Entrepreneurship

From investment connections, mentorship, and support through the Business Startup Speaker Series and entrepreneurial education programs; high-quality office space and community resources in Vault Coworking; and the opportunity for investment to foster growth through ISAV and Kiva, we help entrepreneurs turn their idea into a successful company across industries.

Education

NewBoCo supports STEM education programming for all ages. Our K-12 program gives kids the opportunity to learn and practice entrepreneurial and technical skills at a young age. Our educator program gives teachers and schools the professional development they need to teach computers science fundamentals in classrooms across Iowa.

Community events

We know innovation, education, and entrepreneurship aren’t done alone. With premier entrepreneurship events like EntreFEST and our Startup Speaker Series, family education events like CoderDojo, and energizing networking events like 1 Million Cups, Coffee & Code, and Whiskey Friday, we foster a community where anyone can be a world-changing innovator.
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EntreFEST is a two-day conference, celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation where professionals at every level can come together, share ideas, and own their success. Join us in Cedar Rapids June 13-14th. Tickets are on sale soon, connect with us by joining our newsletter!

Thanks to our sponsors for making our mission possible

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Google.org
Collins Aerospace
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Iowa Economic Development
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation